On Fri. Feb. 7, 2020, the WA State Senate committee PASSED SJM 8006 to urge Congress to reduce likelihood of nuclear war!

Today I joined a good number of members of the Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and our statewide coalition Washington Against Nuclear Weapons (www.wanwcoalition.org) attended the WA State Senate hearing on SJM 8006, and some of us (including me) testified in support.

The committee PASSED the resolution, so it goes to Senate Rules Committee, which we hope will move it to the Senate Floor for final passage. Then it would go the relevant House committee for further action.

Each of us had only 90 seconds to testify to the committee about SJM 8006.  Here is basically what I told the committee:  2020 02 07 HANDOUT for TESTIMONY for SJM 8006

 

Our February 2020 success replicated our February 2019 success.  SJM 8006 passed the committee and got stuck in the Senate Rules Committee.  We hope for more follow-through by state senators for 2020.

Here are links from journalists who wrote in early 2019 regarding our 2019 efforts:

Seattle Weekly:  https://www.seattleweekly.com/news/legislature-prays-for-congress-to-curb-presidents-ability-to-launch-nukes/

National Blog of Physicians for Social Responsibility:  https://www.psr.org/blog/2019/02/22/is-your-state-resolved-to-prevent-nuclear-war/

 

 

 

 

 

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org